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Old 08-10-08, 11:03 PM
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Re: Growing out of AD/HD?

Statistically, nothing is ever 100%.

"Most" people don't "outgrow" (meaning it's 100% "gone") ADHD.

Research I've read (from Russ Barkley) points out that :

ADHD is a lifespan disorder in that the symptoms change over time (throughout each stage of development)

So that you need fewer symptoms to meet the criteria as you get older

Eventually what's left is called "residual" ADHD (symptoms that still create impairments and are developmentally different that same age/gender, non-ADHD peers)

For example, a hyperactive little boy can become a restless & bored adolescent

who then becomes a workaholic adult

hope that helps



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